Education

February 26, 2024

Three EECS professors win IEEE SSCS Innovative Education Award

EECS Professors Kris Pister, Borivoje Nikolic, and Ali Niknejad have won the IEEE SSCS Innovative Education Award for their pioneering efforts in the creation of an integrated circuit ‘tapeout’ course. The instructors took a cohort of largely undergraduate students from the design phase of a chip to its manufacture all…

December 18, 2023

AI is already changing Bay Area college campuses and courses. Here’s how

“UC Berkeley professor Narges Norouzi started encouraging her computer science students this fall to take advantage of OpenAI’s GPT-4, albeit in a limited way, to solve knotty coding challenges. The technology’s AI-generated coding hints can help students push through tough problems and get faster results.”

December 12, 2023

Making the grade

EECS professors Armando Fox and Dan Garcia develop ‘A’s for All’ pilot, a “mastery learning” grading system that gives students more room to learn from their mistakes. Students advance through topics only after they master the material for each one, with the aim of achieving thorough proficiency in the subject.  

Unfinished bronze bust of Joseph Gier

September 9, 2023

Help Us Honor a Forgotten Hero

We need your help!  An effort is underway to restore the legacy of Berkeley EE Prof. Joseph Gier to the campus community. Gier, who was the first African American professor to earn tenure at the University of California, taught and ran a lab in Cory Hall between 1939 and 1958. …

Dean Liu presents the Berkeley Citation, a framed certificate signed by Chancellor Christ, to Ruzena Bajcsy.

September 6, 2023

Ruzena Bajcsy awarded Berkeley Citation

EECS Professor Emerita Ruzena Bajcsy was awarded the Berkeley Citation, the university’s highest honor, at a special event on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The surprise announcement was made at the end of a special event to commemorate The Past and Future of Robotics and Machine Learning Based on 250 Years of…

Professor King Liu speaking behind a podium

August 16, 2023

Professor Tsu-Jae King Liu Reappointed as Dean of the College of Engineering

Tsu-Jae King Liu’s leadership of the nation’s top public school of engineering is continuing for a second term. Chancellor Carol Christ and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Benjamin Hermalin announced on August 1st in a campus message that Liu has accepted her reappointment as dean of UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering. “We extend our…

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August 3, 2023

U.S. Senate Hearing: Stuart Russell testifies on AI regulation

CS Professor Stuart Russell testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI). In the July 25 hearing, Russell argued that AI is a powerful technology that has the potential to do great good or great harm, and he urged the…

Dan Garcia

July 5, 2023

Dan Garcia joins CRA-WP board

CS Teaching Professor Dan Garcia has joined the board of directors of The Computing Research Association’s Committee on Widening Participation in Computing Research (CRA-WP). The CRA-WP was established in 1991 with the goal of increasing the participation of women in computing research, though its current mission broadly supports underrepresented populations…

Two photos, side-by-side. Photo of Logan Horowitz left, Haifah Sambo right.

June 12, 2023

Two graduate students receive technical awards at IEEE APEC

Two Berkeley EECS graduate students, Haifah Sambo and Logan Horowitz, received separate Technical Session Best Presentation Awards at the 2023 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), after a rigorous review process that highlights the conference’s most innovative technical solutions. Sambo received a Technical Lecture Award, for her oral presentation of her paper, “Autotuning of…